This tag should only be used for questions generic to internal and external SDCards. Whenever possible, please use the more specific tags 'external-sd' and 'internal-sd'.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
2answers
1k views

Why apps move from SD card to phone memory after upgrade and how to avoid it?

After upgrade of any app - apps move back from SD Card to phone memory. After that, to save phone memory, I have to move upgraded app back to SD card. Is any possibility to avoid this because it is ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Storing things on the SD card

I have successfully moved the Facebook app like 10 times from device storage to SD card (and the same is true for some other apps), but a few days later I try to install something and I get "...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

sluggish performance due to mmcqd CPU usage

I have an older Droid Incredible running Cyanogenmod 7.2. Recently, I've noticed some sluggishness on the phone that doesn't seem limited to a single app. The CPU Usage Plus app (which I think just ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

Move apps to SD card in Marshmallow without using internal SD Card storage?

In previous Android versions is was possible to move apps to the SD Card. In Marshmallow, I was prompted to choose if I want to use My Micro SD Card as external storage or to extend internal storage. ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Why can't I move all images to SD card?

I wanna move ALL my photos, videos, music, etc. to the SD card, so I can give my phone to a friend. This is the space used by all that stuff and what I see when I click "Transfer data to SD card": ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Set USB Storage as SD Card

I have a tablet (Android 4.2) with an sd card slot and added a 32 GB card in it. The problem is that the device detects 1GB as internal storage (OK), 1GB sd card (!!!) and 32GB USB Storage. I wish i ...
0
votes
1answer
88 views

App´s won´t install even if I have the default writing location set to the SD Card

I recently bought a phone with the horrible android 5.0 Lollipop. Now I regret I ever bought it. I have some major issues with the playstore and the gallery. First of all I cannot download any app, I´...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Motorola G Third Gen SD Card

I have a Motorola Moto G Third Gen with me (the budget phone) with an 32 GB sd card (Micro SD HC-I) from ADATA. When I upload videos to YouTube or Facebook, my Storage & USB menu tells me that the ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

SDHC memory card only readable while booting my phone

I have a 32GB SDHC memory card. It cannot be mounted normally, it says Blank SD card , SD card is blank or has unsupported file system. I have tried chkdsk on it with windows 10 which results in "RAW ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Does SG S5 supports microSD higher than 128gb?

So in specs it is written that galaxy s5 supports sd cards with up to 128 gb memory, which (i think) means that it supports micro sdxc cards. Then can I use for example 200gb sdxc card? Or what I ...
3
votes
1answer
143 views

Available space is more than total space on the memory card

I recently purchased a 16 GB memory card. But my android shows available space is more than Total Space and when I try to install a new app it says insufficient memory. Total space: 8GB. Available ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Contact names not showing when I dial or send SMS

My phone did an upgrade from Android 1 to Android 6, and the following problems have come up: When I dial names in my contact list, only the number will show while dialing or in calls made. When I ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Windows 10 PC cannot play MP3 files from android LG G3 with 0 bytes

I was trying to edit one of my sound files on my phone in audacity eariler today, when I discovered that the files held "0 bytes" and were inaccessible by any players on hand. Info: LG G3 does not ...
2
votes
2answers
11k views

Stop SD card from constantly unmounting due to underpowered

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Android says Damaged SD card at EVERY card

I faced a problem with my 32 GB SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime. Device says Damaged SD card. I changed it to a brand new (also 32 GB) SD card... And problem didn't gone. Each card read perfect ...
10
votes
3answers
16k views

Workaround for Android 4.4 not being able to write to SD cards?

Yesterday I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4 KitKat and had the bad surprise that it cannot write to my SD card anymore... I know this problem is widely documented everywhere, but has any ...
3
votes
2answers
8k views

Dismounting the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?

Any way to Dismount the emulated sd card to be used as internal storage and use the physical sd card instead?
0
votes
1answer
638 views

Why can't I download anything on my ZTE reef all of a sudden?

I just bought this phone on eBay and got it on Saturday. I downloaded games, music, ringtones etc. from play store on Saturday & yesterday. Now today when I try again to download it says couldn't ...
4
votes
2answers
8k views

App can't be moved to SD card

There was an app moved to SD card. I did a factory reset. Then I reinstalled the app. It was side loaded by Humble Bundle app, it's not from Google Play. Now the app can't be moved to SD, getting ...
9
votes
3answers
2k views

Move to SD Card doesn't move everything

I have noticed that when I move apps to the SD card, it doesn't move everything. Is this a bug or a known behaviour or something weird going on with my phone? Here's an example: Start point: Phone ...
7
votes
3answers
10k views

What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Android SD card does not mount on Windows 7 directly

If I connect my Nexus 5 (Android 6.0.1) to my PC via a USB cable, even though the device is shown in My Computer, no file is shown inside it. If I change the USB configuration (in developer options) ...
5
votes
1answer
270 views

Micro SD Card Suddenly not Recognized in Phone Slot Only [closed]

This has been bothering me for weeks. I have an android phone (Moto X Pure) that allows for an external storage card to be added. I have one SD card that I was using for a while but I got a new one ...
0
votes
1answer
171 views

Android 6.0 Marshmallow SD Card Not mounting

I was having problems with my 32gb sdcard from day 1 . It use to unmount suddenly and I had to re boot to mount it. Also, the sdcard all folders where not showing when I connected the phone to PC.To ...
4
votes
3answers
38k views

Everything gets saved to the phone instead of SD card

I'm using the Samsung Galaxy Gio, and my problem is that all my apps get saved to the phone, using up all the storage. I've got space left on my SD card but it doesn't want to install anything there. ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Are all micro SD cards created equal? [duplicate]

I'm looking to get a 64gb micro SD card for my phone (Samsung Note 3 running Lollipop). The prices online run anywhere from $6 to $120. I read on a photography blog that there are speed classes and ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Max SD Card Size For Note Edge

I have a 16 GB SD Card in my Galaxy Note Edge and only have 1GB of storage left. I read that some Android devices can only hold up to 32GB - can my phone support the 64GB card?
1
vote
0answers
53 views

BQ Aquaris X5 - Unable to mount sd card rw via USB

I just bought a new Aquaris X5 with Cyanogen OS from BQ and inserted the freshly formatted sd card into the phone. When I am connecting the phone via USB cable with my Fedora laptop, I am able to view ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

whats the standard sdcard device name?

I need to find SD-card device name. On my phone its "/dev/block/mmcblk1" . Is this device-name same across all android phones. If not how to find out this information?
4
votes
3answers
37k views

Move Mail storage from phone's internal memory to the SD Card

I am not too concerned with the security aspect of putting my mail on the SD card, I am however very interested in moving the mail storage from the phone's internal memory to the SD card. I have ...
0
votes
0answers
995 views

SD card is damaged, even after I format and get new sd card, I'm still seeing the same error, Please help!

Hi I've found my 8 GB SD card damaged this morning. And I was able to access it on my computer and I collected the files on it, then FORMATTED it. However, when I put it back in my phone I'm still ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How do I record a video with a file size larger than 4GB on Galaxy S4 exfat SD card?

I've searched quite a bit and called Samsung tech support who didn't have any documentation on this issue. They all say that there isn't a limit on how much video you can record. I want to record ...
1
vote
0answers
596 views

How can I move data from an adopted SD card to a new SD card?

I've got a Moto G 2014 LTE running CM13. When I found out about the whole 'adopt SD card as internal storage' thing, I was quite excited, as the actual internal storage on this phone is tiny. I set up ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

I'd like to move my Kindle Books to my SD card on Galaxy Tab 4

I'm running out of internal space on my Galaxy Tab 4 and would like to move my kindle books, which are one of the largest file sets I have, to my SD card. How do I do this?
1
vote
1answer
362 views

Why do I keep getting “not enough storage space”

I have an LG Stylo with a 32gb SD card, which is supported on my phone, and I have 29gb free. I try to move an app of any size and I am told there is not enough space. One or two apps move, but the ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Will encryption encrypt my “internal sdcard” (personal data)?

First, a note. This question stems from the big confusion that are terms like internal storage, internal sdcard -- at least to me -- and the fact that factory reset, which claims to "erase all data ...
0
votes
2answers
16k views

Why doesn't Android recognize my SD card when my computer does?

There appears to be a problem with my micro SD card. It is 8 GB (really 7.4) is not recognized/mountable by my phone. When I put it into an SD card adapter, I can see everything on the card perfectly. ...
1
vote
1answer
385 views

Android Marshmallow encryption of external SD card

When I use adoptable storage on my device, then my SD card will be encrypted. Is there a way to get the "encryption key" with root access? So if my phone dies, I can still retrieve my data from the ...
1
vote
1answer
63 views

Some questions about storage

After weeks of trying to understand Android's storage management I'm left with more questions than answers. I've already figured out how to force-move apps to external SD card, and to convince newly ...
-1
votes
1answer
85 views

my old sd card crashed and when i replaced it, my device wouldn't allow me to take pictures, it says no external storage, how do i fix that?

My device froze up and then automatically powered off. When I powered my device back on it said that there's was no sd card, and all of my pictures and videos were gone. When my sd card crashed, it ...
1
vote
0answers
82 views

okay, prepare for a long one

so, to start the story i recently bought new motorola moto g and everything was perfect until i installed a new system update (it just sais 6.0) and then i started having a shit ton of problems if ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

How to install android app directly to sd card

I have a micromax canvas A72,with android 2.3.6.I can't install any app which has a size greater than 50MB.Even though i have a sd card of 1gb i am not able to install anything directly to it.Even if ...
1
vote
1answer
95 views

SDcard in lollipop still readonly using EZPDF

I finally got my lollipop upgrade. Seemed fine but I have still issues with EZPDF. Let me explain. I just upgraded from kitkat and therefore, I cannot write to the SD card as we all know. After the ...
0
votes
1answer
147 views

ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
1
vote
0answers
257 views

How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

My microSD card doesn't work

My microSD card doesn't work on my android, Alcatel One touch Pixi 3 4.5. It first came up with the error message "Damaged SD card". I have searched online and discovered the way of plugging it into ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Taking screenshots to SD card? [duplicate]

Is there any way to take a screenshot directly to the sd card without root? (btw i'm using an lgg4 if it matters)
3
votes
5answers
52k views

How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Why I can't really move apps to SD card? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Galax S4 whit 16Gb full of bloatware so I only really have 8Gb of space. I have added an SD card, but if I try to move an app to SD only a part will move. If, for example I want to ...